Drake was born Aubrey Drake Graham in Toronto, Ontario. His father was a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis. Two of Drake's uncles are also musicians - Larry Graham, former bassist for Sly and the Family Stone, and Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, who co-wrote "Love and Happiness" and "Take Me To The River" among other songs, with Al Green. "I've got crazy family history," Drake told Rolling Stone, "my grandmother used to baby-sit for Aretha Franklin."
In 2001, Drake broke into the entertainment industry as an actor. He played the role of Jimmy Brooks on the popular Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He appeared in 138 episodes.
Drake's first mixtape was called Room for Improvement and was released in 2006. The following year he released another mixtape, Comeback Season, which spawned the hit video "Replacement Girl" and featured Trey Songz.
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